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Weekly digest: Friday, October 14th

Highlights from the past two weeks: If you don’t have a Nature subscription, this Grist post gives a great summary on a new study showing we can feed 10 billion people without destroying the planet: http://www.grist.org/population/2011-10-13-we-can-feed-10-billion-of-us-study-finds-but-it-wont-be-easy Incubator farms provide training … Continue reading

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Weekly digest: Sunday, October 2nd

Back from my wedding and honeymoon and excited to kick off a new school year! Here are some of my favorite recent food articles and blog posts. Enjoy. Junk food isn’t really as cheap as it seems…. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/opinion/sunday/is-junk-food-really-cheaper.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all The social … Continue reading

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Weekly digest: Thursday, September 1st

Running a bit late this week but hope you enjoy. I’ll be taking the next two weeks off for vacation, but hope to resume sharing my favorite food articles in late September. Anna Lappe strikes out at Nina Federoff’s New … Continue reading

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Weekly digest: Saturday, August 20th

My favorites from the past week: Says Majora, “My goal now is to create accessible jobs in food production, so I look at all the levers out there, from USDA subsidies to foundation grants, slow capital, and, most importantly, the … Continue reading

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Weekly digest: Monday, August 15th

GOOD bashes the popular reasoning that farm subsidies create cheap unhealthy food, which fuels our obesity crisis. That’s what I had thought too.. http://www.good.is/post/the-inconvenient-truth-about-cheap-food-and-obesity-it-s-not-farm-subsidies/ This tidbit shows why our food system is broken “Over the course of a year, a … Continue reading

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Food startup profiles in the news: Calorific, Grubwithus, Blissmo and Foodspotting

Lots of recent coverage of food startups. Check these out: Calorific: I LOVE this concept. Favorite quote: “The truth is, most people eat junk and know that it’s junk,” says WorkSmart Labs co-founder Aterm Petakov in an email. “What they … Continue reading

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Weekly digest: Sunday, August 7th

Holy moly turkey recall. 36 million pounds. 76 illnesses. 1 death. Multi-drug resistant salmonella. Such a scary food system http://civileats.com/2011/08/04/cargill-recalls-36-million-pounds-of-ground-turkey/ People in the USA use 7M lbs of antibiotics per year. The US meat industry uses 29M lbs. And the … Continue reading

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Weekly digest: Monday, August 1st

My favorites from the past week: On the huge potential of a soda tax http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/opinion/sunday/24bittman.html?pagewanted=all McDonalds joins the “healthier” kid food bandwagon. Small steps… http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/07/26/138702964/bowing-to-pressure-mcdonalds-makes-happy-meals-more-healthful?sc=fb&cc=fp Fun stuff in DC: mobile farmers’ markets, job training for food sector employment, and healthy … Continue reading

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Weekly digest: Saturday, July 23rd

From the past week, hope you enjoy! Huge news from the White House on mass retailers committing to open 1500 new stores in food deserts: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/21/1500-stores-fresh-produce_n_905447.html EWG’s Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change and Health = AWESOME: http://breakingnews.ewg.org/meateatersguide/eat-smart/ A compelling … Continue reading

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Weekly digest: Saturday, July 16th

From the past week: Annual report on obesity, “there’s no sunshine here.” http://www.fooducate.com/blog/​2011/07/08/12-unfathomable-obe​sity-stats-make-you-want-to-cr​y/ Go Mass! Strictest public school nutrition standards in the country. Now time for the USDA to follow… http://www.boston.com/Boston/w​hitecoatnotes/2011/07/health-p​anel-approves-new-nutrition-ru​les-for-mass-public-schools/Yf​c3tbg44jZGIKZ57eytzL/index.htm​l?p1=News_links Garden on the Go initiative demonstrates the potential role … Continue reading

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